After it rises the first time I punch it down then divide into 3rds. Then pat each 3rd into a small rectangle and roll into a loaf. There are many ways to do it, that is just how I do it.. Above is the 3rd loaf about to be rolled up.
Above are the nice puffy loaves after the 2nd rising...it took them a little longer than the hour that the recipe said..not sure why, but I waited till they puffed up 1.5 -2 inches above the top of the pan. They don't rise a whole lot more after going in the oven.
I'm sorry, I didn't realize how dark this picture was until after I posted it. Kinda dramatic looking huh? I know what you are thinking....hmmm...those aren't the prettiest round shaped loaves I have ever seen... Well, just so you know, while I was shaping them I had a 2 year old sitting on the counter begging to help, poking them with her fingers every chance she got, then the 4 year old was stirring something hot on the stove...so had to keep running over to the other side of the kitchen to make sure she wasn't about to catch her fluffy princess dress-up dress on fire on the gas burner, and of course, that is when the 2 year old would do her poking at the bread! I tell ya...cooking with kiddos around should be an Olympic sport! :) --Carissa